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post #1 of 22 Old 01-08-2018, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Autoturn bad why continue for 3 years?

I read sscotsman Ariens blog.

For the first 3 years Ariens had the Autoturn feature they had problems with it.

Then why did they continue it for 3 years? Did it take that long for the problems to show?

If it took that long for them to come up with a fix then they should have discontinued it until they had a fix rather than to continue to produce a problem.

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Because it worked as it should. They have made changes to help with wondering but it took weight off the front that people like. Its more of a compromise either way. But both setups have work fine you just need to figure out the best way to use it on your terrain.
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We just bought a RapidTrak with autoturn and it works great.

If Ariens made changes wouldn’t the assembly have a different part number?
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Not everyone had issues with the Auto Turn.
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The AutoTurn on my Ariens Hydro Pro 28 works great. Very easy to turn and works as advertised in a few inches or more that foot of snow.
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AutoTurn on my Pro 28 works great. My driveway is old and lumpy, so I'm using poly skids this winter. New driveway coming summer '18.

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I've fitted poly skids to my 24" SHO within the past week. No more jumping around - - completely eliminated.

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When I was going fast down the driveway in 2 inches of snow it was a problem, then I put wheels on the front. It's awesome now.

If you have issues find a way to reduce the resistance on the skids...

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I've fitted poly skids to my 24" SHO within the past week. No more jumping around - - completely eliminated.
Just wondering, I don't have a newer machine, my toro is 27 years old, my Ariens is 23 years old and my Craftsman is 18 years old, but this auto turn situation - does it relate to trac snow blowers, wheeled snow blowers, or both? Would the ArmorSkids help with the auto turn problems? Just seeking knowledge.
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I think that new Ariens auto turn track is going to be a big win for Ariens.
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